Series: Confessions #1
Published by Little, Brown on September 24, 2012
Source: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can’t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud’s intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?
Review: I never really intended to read this book. I had a sample in the back of a Maximum Ride book that I wasn’t crazy about. The book just sounded odd to me. A few months later I was doing my daily Barnes and Noble check to see what the “Nook book of the day” was, and surely, this was available for less than three dollars. I thought, “What the heck, I might as well.” Even then, it sat on my nook for several weeks. It was on a twelve hour bore-you-out-of-your-mind car ride that I finally gave it a shot. I had no idea what to expect, except I was sure I wouldn’t love it.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect is a very original story about Tandy Angel, a middle child in a family of five who burdens herself with the task of solving her parents’ murders. After some investigation, it appears that everyone has a motive and anyone could be the killer. What remains of her over-the-top, wealthy, overly successful family turns on itself, accusations and suspicions flying everywhere.
When I read a murder mystery like this one, I usually have at least some idea of who did it. However, this one left me guessing the entire time, with a surprise ending that leaves you ready for the next book. There were plot twists I never saw coming, and just a little bit of romance.
I pretty much adored every character in this book. There was a good mix of every kind of personality so that you had at least one person you identified with.
All in all, it was a whole lot better than I expected. Highly recommended.
- Review of Confessions of a Murder Suspect By James Patterson and Maxine Peatro (alleykat666books.wordpress.com)